Banker and broker; born Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tenn., August 4, 1866; Swiss-English descent; son of Absalom L. and Nancy (Carter) Landis; father banker, farmer and manufacturer; paternal grandparents John and Mary (Lowe) Landis; maternal grandparents William and Keziah (Tannehill) Carter; educated by private tutor; began his business career in office of manufacturing establishment in 1884; in 1886 entered banking and brokerage business; interested in early development of the telephone in Tennessee, Kentucky Mississippi and Louisiana; active in inducing investment of capital from East and North in Southern enterprises; pioneer in development of automobile business in Tennessee and pioneer advocate of good roads movement and restoration of the old Louisville and Nashville turnpike; now engaged in banking and brokerage, real estate and automobile business; married Melinda Bacon Boone December 17, 1890; member of Hermitage Club, Golf and Country Club, Cumberland Park Club, Board of Trade and Nashville Automobile Club of Nashville; Automobile Club of America, New York.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

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